As a full-time blogger, I sometimes wonder what our kids will think when they grow up and learn about “real” jobs.
By “real” I only mean “get dressed up and leave the house” type of job. They’re growing up in a world where people are making millions (or many thousands) of dollars as influencers on Youtube, Twitch, Tik Tok, or other media platforms. If those influencers are the equivalent of high-profile professional athletes, I’m the prototypical journeyman who grinds out a pretty great living with the freedom to explore whatever I want.
So today’s headline article about a family who literally runs a cryptocurrency farm was fascinating to me… I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
The Crypto Family Farm [Logic] – “Inside the Collins household fireplace, underneath nine Christmas stockings that hang year round, sit the cryptocurrency mining rigs. In the winter, these screenless computers are moved below the furnace, where the excess heat they produce helps warm the house. That way, Owen, Cassie, and their seven children can save some money on the energy bill for their rural Washington home. It also helps them avoid unwanted attention from the power company — which, if it found out about their power-hungry endeavor, might ask for bills to be paid up front.” This feels like the setting of a near-future sci-fi short story… but it’s not. This is present-day!
Why We Don’t Buy Bitcoin or Any Cryptocurrency — And You Shouldn’t Either [Our Next Life] – “We don’t buy Bitcoin or any cryptocurrency. And, frankly, if you give a damn about your own financial security, we don’t think you should either.” Tanja shares why they’re not fans of cryptocurrencies at all.
Lessons Learned From 100 Alcohol Free Days [A Purple Life] – “I decided to be alcohol free for at least 100 days. 31 alcohol free days in January did not lead to any big revelations about my relationship with alcohol or changes in my behavior. My life quickly returned to the wine filled status quo. 6 weeks is another often thrown around amount of time to give up the sauce, but it’s only a little longer than 1 month, so I chose a different approach. My hope going into those 100 days was to give myself time to remember who I am without poison running through my veins and take the time needed for not drinking to become an actual habit while I reflect on my relationship with booze. I am happy to say that I completed the challenge without a drop of alcohol and discovered a lot about myself and this ubiquitous substance along the way.”
The NFL is a massive logistics nightmare, see how they do it in this informative video: